Gov Wada's Aide resigns amidst death threats and anti-party allegations
Gov Idris Wada and Mallam Abdul Adama
Following allegations of anti-party activities and death threats received over his open display of support for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the March 28 polls, Special Adviser to Kogi State Governor on PPP and Chairman of Kogi State Football Clubs, Kogi United FC and Confluence Queens, Mallam Abdul Adama has tendered his resignation.
Appointed in September 2013 by the Executive Governor of Kogi state, Capt Idris Wada as Special Adviser on Private-Public-Partnerships, Mallam Adama was also saddled with the responsibility of administering the states's football teams in view of his experience with the ABS FC of Ilorin.
Adama said the decision to leave the club-sides, which are close to his heart, was difficult as he enjoyed a good working relationship throughout his stay adding that he would remain grateful for the chance to serve and contribute to the development of sports in Kogi State.
The former Chairman of Bukola Babes (now ABS FC) said “This has been a very difficult decision to make as I enjoyed a good and progressive working condition throughout my appointment as chairman of Kogi United and Confluence Queens,” begins Adama. “I remain grateful to Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State for the opportunity to serve and contribute my quota to the development of sports in our dear state,” Adama said.
Both clubs witnessed improved turn around under Mallam Adama. For the first time, Kogi United finished 7th in their last campaign of the Nigeria National League, NNL and Confluence Queens finished 5th in the last NWPL season.
It would be recalled that Mallam Adama was seen openly supporting APC in the presidential and national assembly elections that took place last week in his native town, Idah. Allegations were rife that PDP's loss to APC in all elections that took place in Idah was attributable to the anti-party activities of supposed PDP political office holders of Idah extraction who worked against their boss's (Gov Wada) interest in the election.
Leaders and supporters of PDP in the area were particularly miffed at the reported actions of leaders such as Abdul Adama, Aduku Ojodale and Dr Major Musa, who according to party sources, worked against the victory of all PDP candidates at the polls. Death threats and intimidating statements were allegedly issued against this renegade group of politicians who the PDP described as "biting the fingers that feed them."
In a swift remark on the 28th of March 2015 after the elections, Mallam Adama described the threats to eliminate him as "laughable."